Black calls out Sam for not knowing LGBTQ history.
We're with Black on this one. Sam came off arrogant during his acceptance speech winning a Golden Globe earlier this year, and while we applaud him for dedicating his Oscar to the LGBT community, his delivery needs work.
-Grabs popcorn-Screenwriter, director, film and television producer and LGBT rights activist Dustin Lance Black is calling out Sam Smith for stumbling his words during his acceptance speech at the Oscars on Sunday. When Smith won Best Original Song for "Writing's On The Wall," he admitted he might be the first openly gay man to win the award in Oscar history, however we'd like to point out Elton John took home the award in the same category for "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from The Lion King in 1995. Dustin Lance Black, also won an Oscar in 2009... for his film Milk, and he wants Sam to realize his foolishness. And to stop texting his fiancé, Olympic swimmer Tom Daley. Black Tweeted a message to Smith with a link to a YouTube video showing his 2009 win.
THE POINT: knowing our LGBTQ history is important. We stand on the shoulders of countless brave men and women who paved the way for us.— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) February 29, 2016